About time I got my picture in the Eugene Register Guard! Here I am with the Slug Queen of Eugene! Let the New Order and New Day begin!
III% (3 percent) refers to the militiamen’s belief that only 3% of the colonists actually took up arms against the British in the Revolutionary War. Three Percenters today refer to this portion of colonists as a “determined minority” that made history despite making up such a small portion of those for whom they fought.
This brings us to the III% stamp logo. This logo, also in the form of a circle, is a simple one color emblem that can be easily reproduced.
The phrase “When tyranny becomes law, rebellion becomes duty” is a more militant adaptation of Thomas Jefferson’s “When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty”.
The emblem also includes 13 stars for the original colonies, and the year 1776, when the Declaration of Independence was signed. Three percenters refer to themselves as “patriots”, so the inclusion of these symbols is no accident.
This logo has found its way into a number of tattoos, of many variations.
Sometimes satire hits a little too close to home. While covering the God, Guns and Trump (now God, Guns and Liberty) rally, Eugene Weekly was reminded of the cover of our 2011 Satire issue, “Guns, God and Gasoline.”
That was back when Sarah Palin running for president was our biggest fear and the same year some people say Donald Trump was so angered and humiliated at a White House Correspondents’ Association dinner he decided to run for president.
The God, Guns and Liberty rally, which takes place 1 pm Aug. 10 at the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza at the Lane County Public Service Building, is now being hosted and security provided by the 3 Percenters, according to the rally’s Facebook page. The 3 Percent (based on the problematic belief that only three percent of colonists took up arms against the British in the Revolutionary War) is often characterized as a militia group, something it disputes.
Springfield-Eugene Showing Up for Racial Justice will be hosting a peaceful counter-protest at the rally gathering at E. Park Street across from the rally near the Saturday Market food court. Look for the rainbow flags.
Dottie Witherspoon almost became Christine’s sister-in-law. She may have fathered my child the Seers said I had. They saw two faint leaves on my rose. A year later, my sixteen year old daghter appear in my life for the first time.
I fought with real witches on Beacon Hill, the same time I took the Mafia to court – and won! I saved Dottie from a guy who said he was a Warlock. I encouraged Dottie to stay away from drugs as I did most folks I befriended after my terrible fall on the rocks at MacLure’s Beach in 1967. Dottie descends from the Signer, John Witherspoon, and it looks like I descend from the Signer, John Hart. The Witherspoons are in the famous Preston genealogy, as is Jessie and John Fremont who founded the Republican Party. I discovered the Prestons are close kin to the Stewart family, and thus, William and Harry. I discovered the Hart family are kin to Princess Diana.
You can not BUY this family history. Many rich and conservative Americans would kill to own this history, be of this blood. But, what bounds this blood in true Democracy, is my kindred who made the simple headstone you see above. These rosy folks descend from Samuel Rosamond who was a captain in the War of Independence, and fought under Francis Marion in South Carolina. So did John Witherspoon. This is why both families named family members after Francis Marion. There is a Francis Marion Witherspoon, and a Francis Marion Rosamond.
It is fitting that I a very poor descendant of James Rosamond, who also fought alongside his brother and Marion, compile this family history, gather my ancestors together, so……..We can soar like eagles! Our wings are not made of money! They are made of courage!
We Americans have got to stop demonizing each other, and stop believing our great wealth gets us closer to God, and in turn He gives us special privileges. If a mere rock can suffice these Patriots for a headstone, then, anything is possible if we put our minds to it!
Here is the proof! These humble roses help found our Democracy!
Wake up! The whole world is beholding our dream, our work to establish Social Good for all of humanity. We have just begun! Our days of experimenting, are over. We have grown up!
My kindred, John Wilson, is buried in The King’s Chapel, along with Elizabeth Pain who is associated with Hester Prynne the subject of Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter.
Christine Wandel lived on Hancock Street located on Beacon Hill. I lived on Anderson Street a few blocks away. I took the Mafia to court at the top of Hancock, and won. I loved in with Dottie Witherspoon on Cambridge. She descends from Signer, John Witherspoon. We were both looking for a new religion. We were destined for the Church. I should have never left Boston. I have features like John Wilson. I am kin to real Boston Bluebloods.